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Tefere Gebre
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Tefere Gebre is the Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO. Tefere, born in Gondar, Ethiopia, was a political refugee and immigrated to the United States as a teenager. A standout track and field athlete, he attended Cal Poly Pomona on an athletic scholarship. While in college, Tefere worked his first union job as a night shift loader at UPS and a member of Teamsters Local 396. Since, Tefere has devoted his entire life to the values of hard work and a voice at the workplace. Tefere served as the Executive Director for the Orange County labor federation starting in 2008. During his tenure Tefere redefined the growing labor movement in Orange County, Calif., and was one of the key forces in advancing progressive change in the traditionally conservative county.

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Dominican Republic Shows U.S. What Not to Do on Immigration

(3) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 4:39 PM

Imagine waking up to learn that you are no longer recognized as a citizen of the country in which you were born -- the only country you have ever called home. You are suddenly stripped of your most basic liberties and are unable to engage in any facet of life...

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